Archives For AD 70

Paul’s prophecy regarding the “Man of Lawlessness” in 2 Thessalonians 2 is often used by non-postmillennial eschatological systems as a rebuttal to any optimistic outlook on the flow of history. If this man arises and dominates the world, and will not be overthrown until Christ returns, then the postmillennial hope cannot be valid. But does […]

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Oftentimes critics of postmillennialism will go to NT passages such as Matt 10:22 to discredit postmillennialism’s long-term optimism. That passage reads:  You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.” Since postmillennialism expects a future in which Christianity reigns […]

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As an important feature of biblical eschatology, the new creation concept is most powerfully presented in Isaiah’s prophecy of the new Jerusalem. In this prophecy we find both a re-created “Jerusalem” and “people” (Isa 65:17–19). For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come […]

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In Daniel 12:1–2 we find a passage that clearly speaks of the great tribulation in AD 70: “Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that […]

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I believe that Revelation deals with Christ’s judgment-coming against Israel for crucifying Christ. This view is known as the preterist approach to Revelation. More specifically, I distinguish it as “redemptive-historical preterism,” in that it focuses on redemptive history rather than secular history. Redemptive-historical preterism looks at John’s prophecy as having mostly occurred (“preterist” is based on the Latin […]

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Did the rapture occur in A.D. 70? Matthew 24:31 seems to teach such: “And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.” Whatever this verse means, Jesus affirms only three verses later that […]

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Jesus claims the great tribulation was to occur in the first century (Matt 24:34) and that it was associated with the collapse of the temple then-standing (Matt 24:2-3). He was somewhat hampered in his prophetic announcements by not having access to the New York Times or Newsweek magazine. Furthermore, he did not have in his […]

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